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Yeah man, those Squier Bullet Strats ...

Discussion in 'Squier Strat Forum' started by Rob DiStefano, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. archetype

    archetype Strat-O-Master

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    Nov 26, 2016
    Williamsville NY
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  2. johnnymg

    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca
    Anyone else here like the stock pups in these Bullets? I bought my Bullet on a whim ($100 on sale at MF) expecting to change out the pups but I'm very happy with the tones from it. :thumb:
     
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  3. ProSonicLive

    ProSonicLive Senior Stratmaster

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    Sep 4, 2016
    Texas
    I seriously think I am going to get one. I want that color.
     
  4. archetype

    archetype Strat-O-Master

    791
    Nov 26, 2016
    Williamsville NY
    They're decent. Twist the knobs on the amp and those pickups get the job done.
     
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  5. nadzab

    nadzab So many guitars, so little time... Strat-Talk Supporter

    I think it's kind of cool that Guitar Fetish now offers a "short" trem block for these and similar guitars...I haven't had anything to work on for a while, and I'm thinking about buying a Bullet in Aztec Gold to tinker with and turn into a no-frills player.
     
  6. johnnymg

    johnnymg Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Sep 5, 2015
    Central Coast Ca
    Oh no.................. now that you mentioned that, I'm going to have 'short trem' complex and have performance anxiety when playing the Bullet. :eek:
     
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  7. brians

    brians Senior Stratmaster

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    48
    Nov 28, 2016
    ZA
    Yes I do, I've posted about this before, only thing I did is the easy mod to use the bottom tone for the bridge, which was way harsh for me, otherwise the stock pups sound good to me especially position 2 and four
     
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  8. BuffaloHound

    BuffaloHound Strat-Talk Member

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    Sep 25, 2018
    Sarasota florida
    Or... we can discuss this.
    Buying products from “bad actors” only reinforces they way that they do business. How in the world would “buying what they make” change this?
     
  9. BobbyS

    BobbyS Strat-O-Master

    562
    Dec 11, 2011
    Los Lunas, NM
    yup, I was also wondering where the self depreciating groupie running off Squier logo went.
     
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  10. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    @Rob DiStefano...Nice job on turning a good guitar into a great one! I do have one question for you, though...how much did it cost you, and how much would it cost Joe Average, not having the resources you have, to convert a decent guitar into that great one? Just guessing here, but I'll bet it's more altogether than buying a decent MiM that needs nothing other than maybe a basic setup?
     
  11. leonard d rock

    leonard d rock Strat-Talker

    are different bullets sold in different parts of the world? i went looking and the only ones i saw were small bodies with stoptails. its the affinity packs here that have the trems and hss. nice work Rob!
     
  12. brians

    brians Senior Stratmaster

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    48
    Nov 28, 2016
    ZA
    Over here you can get both HT and trem versions. Small price difference like $40
     
  13. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master

    My turn! I bought a home-relic’d seafoam green bullet strat from a friend who had already upgraded and replaced the pups, bridge, pots and tuners. I took it apart and painted the body with Krylon Italian Olive spray paint and a clear coat. Then reassembled and put in some Tex Mex pickups and a black pickguard. It’s plays beautifully.

    [​IMG]
     
  14. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master

    Love that video. What a heck of a nice guy. Great player too!
     
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  15. Strat Jacket

    Strat Jacket Senior Stratmaster

    May 11, 2018
    Illinois
    Is that pau ferro on the fretboard?
     
  16. ravindave_3600

    ravindave_3600 Strat-Talk Member

    15
    Sep 15, 2006
    NWUSA
    I'd like to know more. Actually I'd like to get my hands on one of Rob's so I could see it done right!
     
  17. enchantpth44

    enchantpth44 Strat-Talker

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    Jun 29, 2018
    Canada
    You realize that was almost 40 years ago right?
     
  18. rich815

    rich815 Strat-O-Master

    No. It’s rosewood. Standard Squier Bullet neck. I’ve since replaced it with a nicer and slightly thicker WD neck, also rosewood.
     
  19. Will Lefeurve

    Will Lefeurve Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 1, 2016
    England & France
    Well yes.. I am capable of simple maths thank you..

    As for Indonesia.. and your comment.. just maybe it might be advantageous to do a little research before doing so.. I can assure you that the changes in working conditions (if any) are minimal. I still have contacts there..

    There's a reason corporations/multi-nationals based in Asia are able to sell items at ridiculously low prices.. and it ain't because they're all philanthropists.. ;)
     
  20. That635Guy

    That635Guy Strat-Talker

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    Oct 26, 2017
    Delaware Ohio
    You added one too many hash marks for the desired swear word.

    Those conditions are sad, and that’s what we get if we want to be a capitalistic economy. We could be communist or socialist, but none really have a perfect outcome. It’s something we have to live with and it’s something they live with too. I like to think of it as their normal day of work, not a factory camp. The workers weren’t ever making more money in better conditions, so they’re used to it. If we were put in that position we’d be uncomfortable and sad. It’s all about perspective and conditioning.